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Sunday, December 06, 2009

Pub Names

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It used to be that all establishments hung a sign outside - after all, most people couldn't read. That tradition is still retained for the pub, and their sometimes curious names have fascinating backgrounds. The Nag's Head possibly dates back to a time when smugglers and pirats would lead a horse with a lantern on a high point to show their seabound colleagues it was safe to dock. Or maybe, it's a reference to a nagging wife, who knows.

posted by Ham at 00:28 -- Comments here: 1

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Blogger Bob Harwig said ... (00:41) : 

A 'nag' is actually a name for a horse, so the sign fits. There are a few Nags Heads and other 'nag' related pub names I've seen around london.


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